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On the Old Road, Vol. 2

A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature

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Author: John Ruskin
Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 147,494 / 436 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Categories: PN, N
Downloads: 1,056
Added to site: 2007.05.01
mnybks.net#: 16747
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Essays, Art
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t gone into that question, it being out of my way; but I think, generally, that great care should be taken to give a certain splendor--a certain gorgeous effect--so that the spectator may feel himself among splendid things; so that there shall be no discomfort or meagerness, or want of respect for the things which are being shown.

123. Mr. Richmond. Then do you think that Art would be more worthily treated, and the public taste and artists better served, by having even a smaller collection of works so arranged, than by a much larger one merely housed and hung four or five deep, as in an auction room?--Yes. But you put a difficult choice before me, because I do think it a very important thing that we should have many pictures. Totally new results might be obtained from a large gallery in which the chronological arrangement was perfect, and whose curators prepared for that chronological arrangement, by leaving gaps to be filled by future acquisition; taking the greatest pains in the selection of

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